Meretrix clams
1000g / c50 clams

Meretrix clams - c50 clams

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1000g / c50 clams ( 10+ available )

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Product Information

These cockle-sized clams from Vietnam are a passable alternative to Venus clams. They're reasonably priced, quite meaty and very popular - perfect for rice and pasta dishes. Normally they’re cooked, but you can reheat (briefly!). They come in two versions: with both shells still on or with one shell removed, leaving the meat nestling in the other shell (we don’t always have both kinds).

PLEASE NOTE: Live clams open when you cook them. This is because the clam opens up in an effort to cool down. But the clams you are buying here are dead and therefore oblivious of the heat when you cook them. So some open by themselves and the others need a quick flick with a none-too-sharp knife. But we can assure you... the non-openers are safe. 


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White clam, water.

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Buying Guide
Price per kilo £6.70/kg


Serving guide: 50-100g starter or 150-230g main

77 Kcals/100g (low)

Best before: 24 months from freezing

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High in Potassium 630mg/100g

These clams are cooked and ready to eat

Give them a quick rinse to remove any bits of sand

Delivery Info

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Basket Charges
Under £40 £5.90
Over £40 FREE


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  • Delivery Tuesday to Saturday
  • No signature required 


Surcharge Type Charge
Saturday +£2.50
Remote Postcodes* +£20

*We use Royal Mail Special Delivery, which costs £26.60. 

UK Mail

Service Charges Details
2nd class

from £3.20

2-4 day delivery

1st class

from £3.80

1-2 day delivery


Northern Ireland

We are not currently shipping to northern ireland 


We are not currently shipping internationally.

Frozen Stored frozen at -22C
Chilled Stored at 2-5C
Ambient Stored at room temperature


The area where the fish was caught or farmed


Wild or Farmed
 Wild  Fish that are caught from their natural habitat
 Organic  Organically farmed and certified by the soil association
 Farmed  Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm


Raw This product has not been cooked in any way
Cooked This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat
Cured This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved
Reheat This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.


Catch Method
Hand pole & line Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line
Longline Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length
Dived Hand caught using divers
Foraged Caught by foraging along the beach
Pots & Traps Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.
Dredges Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.
Gill netting Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.
Seine net Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.
Trawled Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat
Netted Caught using any of the types of netting

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